Prof. Aleš PODGORNIK / Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aleš Podgornik, Ph.D., is by profession chemical engineer and has worked for 20 years in the field of biochemical engineering, especially in the downstream processing of macromolecules. He worked as CSO and R&D head for the companies BIA and BIA Separations for more than a decade. Currently, he is a professor of chemical engineering on Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, as well as Head of bioprocessing technologies in COBIK. His research interest is about biochromatography related to development and application of monolithic chromatographic stationary phases. He has published over 90 papers, 10 book chapters and holds several national and international patents. He was awarded in 2001 with Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation and in 2005 with Zois award for implementation of scientific achievements.